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|1 day 17 hours ago||We were becoming a basketball school||
back in the mid-late 90's. Just didn't have the bodies to compete in football.
|1 day 18 hours ago||More than 1||
|2 weeks 3 days ago||48 - 28 Michigan wins||
|50 weeks 1 day ago||Nice Trivia Question on AF - Navy Game||
What two schools have produced a president, Heisman winner, and Naismith winner?
|1 year 47 weeks ago||We had safeties in each of those 1998 games||
|2 years 8 weeks ago||MAC relegation||
My proposal: Trade them with No Illinois for this year. Future years, if the winner of the Little Caeser's Bowl comes from the MAC they get to replace the current MAC representative in the B1G.
PSU gets promoted when they can win their way back.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||177||
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Too bad he suggests taking||
Too bad he suggests taking them off tv, a ridiculous penalty that punishes their opponents as well as them. Scholarship reductions and bowl bans could maybe be effective if they are actually severe - how about a bowl ban for any team on probation?
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Brandon has already stated||
Brandon has already stated that it won't be MSU. With Air Force, UMass, Illinois as the other non-Nov home games, I'll guess no night game next year.
Will probably take a year off and have ND in 13 and PSU in 14. Would be nice if we could get the Nebraska game moved up earlier in the later years.
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|3 years 48 weeks ago||mgoblue.com says they will be||
mgoblue.com says they will be mailed in early November.
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|4 years 2 weeks ago||8-5||
|4 years 2 weeks ago||1) Only cross-overs last week||
1) Only cross-overs last week is the Game and Ill-Minny, others are played earlier in the season.
2) Didn't address, though both Brandon and OSU AD mentioned they like the opportunity to play in the title game a second time.
3) Didn't address, but the first thing was to ensure we play OSU at home in 11 and at State in 11 (vice OSU getting PSU at home in 10 and 11). Not preferable, but we've been doing it with PSU & OSU the last couple. Expect us to drop the ND game some years (particulary in 15 and after) since it is on the same cycle (and ND doesn't want to change that with their USC game alternating nicely for them).
|4 years 3 weeks ago||Keeping Rose Bowl Big/Pac 10||
Keeping Rose Bowl Big/Pac 10 - More $
Big Ten Network - More $
Conference Championship Game - More $
Possibility of 2 UM/OSU games in a year - More $
- These things are about increasing revenue and it seems they will use tradition as an excuse to get them supported.
|4 years 3 weeks ago||I think a "SAVE THE GAME"||
I think a "SAVE THE GAME" chant is more appropriate - perhaps during every tv timeout to send a message.
|4 years 3 weeks ago||The idea of UM/OSU playing||
The idea of UM/OSU playing off-campus indoors in front of 30,000 corporate shills with the few true fans stuck up in the end zones is disgusting. An October date is sufficient to break my streak of attending the game.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||Clarence Williams||
|4 years 40 weeks ago||Tough to believe too much, but who knows?||
The ABC/ESPN deal is $1B for ten years (08-18), this includes the bball and fball games.
The B10 Network deal is for 20 years with estimates of S112M/yr average (each team appears to have got $66M in 08).
CBS basketball also, not sure the numbers there.
Of interest, ND gets ~$11M from TV (9 from NBC, 2 from Big East BBall).
Pitt really brings little to the table. They are in a market already covered by the B10 network, they aren't a big draw for the ABC/ESPN contract, but do provide something for CBS w/bball.
This would be more for convenience than forward looking and revolutionary. It has potential to lock the B10 in with another mediocre member that leeches off the big 3.
I'd rather see the B10 merge with the B12 and form a 20 team super league and use a four team playoff.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||Exactly||
There are very few teams which make sense to change the denominator from 12 to 13.
In FY09, each conference team got $17.5M from the B10. Adding another team reduces that to $16.2M. That means the title game (and other revenue) has to bring in $1.3x13 = $17.5M to break everyone even.
Assuming you can sell 100k tickets at $75/ticket = $7.5M [minus expenses].
Now find $10+M/yr in additional revenue with only 13 extra football games (12 of which are one team) and 30 basketball games to sell.
ND's NBC contract that ended in 2008 gave them $9M/yr.
* Numbers based off quick google search but should be in the ballpark
Of the ones Brian listed, the "0" willingness ones are the only ones worth getting.